Even though this brings the platforms closer together, I’m actually really sad to see them go.
The blob (gumdrop-shaped?) emoji were one of the not-so-many things about which I thought that Android had nailed down in comparison to iOS. My opinion was probably swayed by the Material podcast of which I was a pretty avid listener until about a year ago.
Even though some people have used iOS so much that they considered the round, not-quite-following-the-spec emoji the norm. Actually, it’s not “some people” – it’s probably the majority of smartphone users in the circles I spend my time in. Despite that, my love for blobs has and will remain strong and I’ll be extremely sad about their departure.1